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Day2 Oral Session

Chairs and Speakers 

Time is described in GMT+8 (Beijing Time)


Abstracts will be available in Forum Platform in mid-July.





Opening Remarks
(11:30-11:40 HKT)

Prof. George HARA

Ambassador George Hara

Chairman of the Board, Alliance Forum Foundation
(a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Special Consulting
Status with the UN Economic and Social Council)

Chairman, World Cancer Eradication Summit

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Special Advisor, HKSTP, Government of Hong Kong


Mr. Albert WONG

Mr. Albert Wong

CEO, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation



HKSTP Presentation
(11:40-11:55 HKT)

Dr. Grace LAU

Dr. Grace Lau

Head of Institute for Translational Research,

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation


Talk Title:

Biomedical Technology Translation in Hong Kong



Keynote Presentation
(12:50-13:20 HKT)

Prof. Hideyuki OKANO

Prof. Hideyuki Okano

Chairman, Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan;

President of The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (JSRM)


Talk Title:

iPSCs-based Regenerative Medicine
and Drug development for CNS diseases



Session 1 Cell Therapy Manufacturing
(11:55-12:20 HKT)




Professor. Shin KAWAMATA


Director, R&D Center for Cell Therapy at the FBRI (Kobe, Japan);

Regional Executive Committee of International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT)




Prof. Masahiro KINO-OKA


Director of Research Base for Cell Manufacturability,
TechnoArena, Graduate School of Engineering,
Osaka University


Talk Title:

Robotic automation for cell manufacturing


Prof. Qizhou LIANG

Prof. Qizhou Lian


GMP Facility for Stem Cell and Gene Therapy,
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Consortium,
The University of Hong Kong


Talk Title:

Application of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for COVID-19
Research and Lung Regeneration



Session 2  Advanced Technologies and Translational Research
(13:50-15:10 HKT)


Professor. Atsushi Miyajima


Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo




Prof. Takahiro OCHIYA

Professor. Takahiro Ochiya


Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Tokyo Medical University

President of Japanese Society for Extracellular Vesicles (JSEV)

Talk Title:

Extracellular vesicles from human
hepatic progenitor cells towards
anti-fibrotic therapy


Prof. Pentao LIU

Prof. Pentao LIU

Director, Centre for Translational Stem Cell Biology, Health@InnoHK

School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine,

The University of Hong Kong


Talk Title:

Expanded Potential Stem Cells: A New Tool for Basic
and Translational Research


Prof. Guangjin PAN

Prof. Guangjin PAN


Centre Co-Director, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Health,
HK Institute of Science & Innovation,

Chinese Academy of Science

Talk Title:

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in
Clinical Application Purposes




Session 3  Clinical Research
(15:40-17:00 HKT)


Prof. Godfrey Chan

Professor. Godfrey Chan

Chief of Service of Department of Paediatrics,

The Hong Kong Children’s Hospital,

HKU-Shenzhen Hospital & Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong




Prof. Hung Fat TSE

Professor. Hung Fat Tse


Chief of Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine,
LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Talk Title:  

Future Prospective of Cell-Based Regenerative Therapy


Prof. Ling QIN

Professor. Ling QIN

Director of CUHK SZ-HK Innovation Technology Institute (Futian) and
Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics &
Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Talk Title:

Seeking Biodegradable Metals for Developing Class III
Medical Implants for Clinical Applications



Professor. Shoichi Maruyama

Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Graduate School of
Medicine, Nagoya University
Vice-President of Nagoya University Hospital

Talk Title:

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for refractory IgA


Thermo Fisher Scientific Presentation
(13:30-13:50 HKT)

Dr. Eddie SUN

Dr. Eddie Sun

Strategic Alliance Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific



Talk Title:

Transition your PSC research to clinic and manufacturing



Forum Round-Up Remarks
(17:00-17:15 HKT)


Prof. Rocky S. TUAN

Professor. Rocky S. Tuan

Vice-Chancellor and President,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Closing Remarks
(17:15-17:25 HKT)

Mr. Kunio YAMADA 

Mr. Kunio Yamada 

Chairman & CEO, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd